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Sigourney's Perfection: Death and the Maiden

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Sigourney's Perfection: Death and the Maiden

Sigourney’s Perfection

A sequestered home
A wife, a husband
A doctor, the dinner guest
A gun. This the cast.

Friendly banter fallows introductions.
Lawyer husband talks shop.
Doctor politely responds to coffee,
Wife goes to kitchen, listening.
Doctor quotes a poet’s line.
Wife freezes in place.

The actress impales with her craft,
As she moves her character to vengeance.
To her bedroom for the implement.
Cold steel control, 45 realized.
Her monster sound returns.

Once young, alive with opinions.
Was arrested for her voice,
Blindfolded, tortured, by a low mock care.
Tending to wounds, only to start again.
Violations  with Shubert echoing stone.
The voice in the living room.

She put the gun to his head,
Straddling his lap face close,
As if to kiss, but no, she held his head,
To her piercing eyes, being God
Before the sinner watching him
Flinch for history with no voice.
We wait for the trigger pulled,
Quite in wanting it.

Husband frantic with indecision,
Not trusting her ears for blood.
Doctor begging with denial. 
Sigourney’s perfection.

Copyright © Johnathon Souders

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  1. Date: 3/18/2010 1:17:00 PM
    and an excellent retelling! wonderful verse! light & Love

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 2:24:00 PM
    Terrific piece Jonathon, Sigourney is a most wonderful actress. Many congratulations on your win in Frank's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 12:51:00 PM
    Congrats on your HM in Frank's contest.. a wonderful write and honor for u to so enjoy...luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart of P.S.

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 12:41:00 PM
    A winning poem about a winning performance!! Congratulations Johnathon...well deserved !! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 6:44:00 AM
    Great write, Johnathon. Congratulations on your success in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 2:05:00 AM
    Congratulations Johnathan, on your honorable mention in the “Describe your favorite performance by Actor or Actress in a movie” member contest sponsored by: Frank Herrera. It's easy to see why you succeeded with this write. Your creativity shines brightly. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 9:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 3/5/2010 10:00:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading everyone's poetry today. I am glad to see your poetry posted here amongest the others I am reading today Johnathon. Wishing you a weekend filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/5/2010 7:05:00 AM
    great description, I have not seen this, is that the name of the movie?

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 7:03:00 PM
    Excellent description, and a wonderful actress!! She is quite under-rated! Well done...and should do well in the contest!!

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 6:16:00 PM
    Hmmm which movie? I liked her in Alien best of anything! Your Soup mail to me didn't come through...the soup gremlin errored it??? Please send again?